A friendly reminder to all that articles, website content, photographs, illustrations etc (intellectual property) are protected by copyright from the moment of creation and the use of such (except for brief quotes with origin citations/footnotes and credits/links included) are expressly forbidden without clear written author/artist/photographer permissionMOST copyright holders will give reasonable permissions to encourage the spread of information but pay attention to the rules/criteria they give to avoid conflicts.IN NO CASE is it ok to plagiarize or edit a content item to suit your personal beliefs or desires. It IS OK to add a personal comment before or after said item though as long as it is clearly separated and identified as your own not the authorsIn the USA these copyright laws include the Copyright Revision Act of 1976 and the No Electronic Theft Act of 1997. Every Country has their own similar laws and there is also International Copyright laws that recognise original creators.In short before publishing something on your FaceBook wall, website, newsletter or other publication- hard copy or digital, PLEASE ask permission from the creator of the item FIRST!Thank You!
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